refractive

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adjective re·frac·tive \ ri-ˈfrak-tiv \

Definition of refractive

1 :having power to refract
2 :relating or due to refraction

refractively

adverb

refractiveness

noun

refractivity

play \ˌrē-ˌfrak-ˈti-və-tē, ri-\ noun

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First Known Use of refractive

1673


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refractive

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adjective re·frac·tive \ ri-ˈfrak-tiv \

medical Definition of refractive

1 :having power to refract
  • a refractive lens
2 :relating to or due to refraction
  • refractive phenomena
  • refractive dispersion of light

refractively

adverb

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